DEVELOPERS Galliford Try have lodged an appeal six months after their proposals for 38 apartments to be built at the site of the Millhouse pub in Millhouse Lane, Moreton , were thrown out unanimously by councillors during a meeting of Wirral’s planning committee last October.
Galliford Try have asked for the appeal to be conducted through an exchange of correspondence however I have asked for a public hearing of the appeal to be held locally.
I fully expected the applicant to submit an appeal. It was clear during the planning process the applicant had no interest in local peoples’ views and they just wanted permission to build this monstrosity that would not fit in with the existing street scene.
What is important now is that the appeal is heard in the public arena and we have asked planning officers to make representation to the Inspectorate to request this matter is heard in the public arena. This really is too important a matter to be determined by a faceless bureaucrat based in Bristol.
While an appeal has been submitted as of yet no start date or inspector have been appointed as the Planning Inspectorate has a backlog. As soon as I have more information I will make sure everyone who lives in the area and who magnificently opposed the planning application are informed.